|Torso from the Schinousa Archive|
The same torso is now on offer again at Christie's in London (24 October 2013, lot 77) with an estimate of $1,277,600-$1,916,400. The collecting history is provided as follows:
- with Galerie Marc Lagrand, Paris.
- Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), acquired prior to 1974.
- Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé; Christie's, Paris, 25 February 2009, lot 680.
- Private collection, Switzerland.
So when was it in the hands of Robin Symes? What was the source for Symes?
It is likely that the Italian authorities will be interested in this.
But were Christie's aware that this piece of sculpture comes from such a controversial source?
Note: the torso sold for $1,671,995 in 2009.